Evidence that Kurt Cobain was Murdered

a new book reveals evidence that Kurt Cobain was murdered, according to the news today, and a press release from a NYC publisher:

hard to believe, but anything is possible, forensics-wise…

ATRIA BOOKS announces new book on circumstances surrounding the death of Kurt Cobain:

At the time of his 1994 death, Kurt Cobain was leaving his wife Courtney Love and had booked two plane tickets out of Seattle for himself and a mystery woman who Courtney believed to be Kurt’s new girlfriend, according to a new book based on the exclusive case tapes of Love’s former private investigator.

“In Love and Death: The Murder of Kurt Cobain”, published today by Atria Books in New York, investigative journalists Max Wallace and Ian Halperin reveal that only an hour before Cobain went missing from an LA drug rehab facility in April, 1994, he had called United Airlines to book the tickets, which were still unused when Cobain was found dead in a room above his garage a week later.

After a nine-year investigation into the circumstances of Cobain’s death, Wallace and Halperin – former winners of the Rolling Stone Magazine Award for Investigative Journalism – conclude that the rock icon was almost certainly murdered.

Relying on a leaked autopsy report and Seattle Police Department records obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, they reveal that the official suicide scenario was scientifically impossible. The records show that Cobain had ingested a triple lethal dose of heroin, before his life was ended with a shotgun bullet, suggesting a murder staged to look like a suicide. The authors interview a coroner who believes the forensic evidence suggests somebody gave Cobain an overly pure dose of heroin, waited for him to lose consciousness and then positioned the shotgun so that it appeared Cobain had pulled the trigger. No legible fingerprints were found on the shotgun, despite the fact that at least three people had handled it that week.

The authors obtained hours of explosive tapes recorded by Courtney Love’s former P.I., Tom Grant, who taped all his conversation with Courtney, her attorney and others in the days immediately before and after Kurt’s death. Grant later went public, implicating Courtney in her husband’s death. In these tapes, Courtney admits that Kurt was in the process of leaving her and that she had filed a false police report in the days before Kurt’s death, suggesting that Kurt was suicidal. The report was instrumental in convincing the police and Medical Examiner that Cobain’s death was an “open and shut case of suicide” when they arrived on the scene where his body was found on April 8, 1994, a suicide note apparently by his side. The media later reported that Cobain had barricaded himself in a room with a stool before killing himself with a shotgun, but police records obtained by the authors contradict this scenario and prove that the murder theory is more than plausible.

In the tapes, Courtney’s own attorney, Rosemary Carroll, who was godmother to the couple’s daughter Frances Bean, tells Grant that she believes Cobain was murdered and that the so-called suicide note was “forged.” She also confirms that the couple were in the process of divorcing. Because Kurt and Courtney had a pre-nuptial agreement, Courtney would have received little if the divorce had gone through.

In the book, Kurt’s grandfather Leland Cobain goes public for the first time, charging that his grandson was murdered. He joins a chorus of others close to Kurt and Courtney who now dispute the official verdict.

Max Wallace has written for the Sunday New York Times and contributed to the BBC while Ian Halperin is a frequent correspondent for Court TV and has contributed to 60 Minutes 2.

There’s also the “Kurt and Courtney” documentary from Nick Broomfield that portrays Ms. Love in unflattering terms. It, however, relied mainly on interviews with questionable characters. From the description in your post, it appears the book may provide more substantive evidence of foul play.

What a waste, what a f***ing waste.

[quote’Because Kurt and Courtney had a pre-nuptial agreement, Courtney would have received little if the divorce had gone through. [/quote]

Yet actually Kurt’s family (Grandfather) received little.

Why would the “murderer” give him a lethal dose of heroin, then shoot him to make it look like a suicide. The heroin would have been enough.

Kurt wanted to join the 27 club, along with Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Jim Morrison, who all died when they were 27 years old.

I’m having trouble keeping up with all these conspiracy theories, So Kurt Cobain was murdered, Chen Shuibian was self-inflicted, JFK is still alive, and Elvis was assasinated by the CIA ?

Let’s not forget to include Janis Joplin’s close friend, Ron “Pigpen” McKernan (September 8, 1945 - March 8, 1973) in the 27 club. Pigpen was a musician and member of the Grateful Dead. His contributions to the Grateful Dead included vocals, keyboards, harmonica, percussion, and guitar.


I’ve never been much of a fan, but from what I understand having heard about Cobain’s life, it seems that the guy had many problems, including severe depression. This could most definately have led to him having shot himself. I think that it also didn’t help being married to Courtny Love.
Fans don’t want to believe, I think, that someone they consider so talented would no longer be around. Thus, Jim Morrison, Marilyn Monroe, Bruce Lee, etc. have had different theories around which suggest that they all died in a sinister way. While it may be true for any of these people, and Cobain, I have my doubts about any of them having been murdered.
They just died while they still had much to offer which makes their deaths in many ways unacceptable to many people.

And, Duuh! They were all junkies (don’t know about Bruce Lee). Death happens to junkies a lot. :unamused:

I saw “Kurt and Courtney” and thought is was a bunch of muckracking hooey. That guy in the trailer park who claimed that Courtney paid him to kill Kurt? Talk about unreliable sources…I mean, look at that guy. One of the saddest losers I’ve ever seen in my life. And most of the other ‘sources’ in that ‘documentary’ weren’t much better.

Revealing “Terrible Secrets” About Cobain and Love?

US TV show Dateline previewing now LOVE AND DEATH by Max Wallace and Ian Halperin. They claim to have “tapes that reveal terrible secrets” about Courtney Love and Kurt Cobain. In what everyone expects to be a related development, Atria had a press conference on Monday (the anniversary of Cobain’s death) at which they promised to present evidence based on tapes described the same way that “points to a startling conclusion – and is timed perfectly for a key anniversary, and to coattail the renewed interest in the singer’s life and death. Explosive, newsworthy, relevant, and shocking, the book exposes the extraordinary behavior of a current superstar…”

PR hype maybe all it is.

I think he killed himself.


Because nobody understood him.

:notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy:


Have you seen that fellow in your profile?